Date posted: 12/11/2012
Attend Festivals by the Bay this January!
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Those staying in hotels in downtown San Diego will have plenty of events to attend by the bay on the last weekend of January. Both kids and adults alike will be able to enjoy the Big Bay Whale Festival and the San Diego Boat Show. Read below for details on these fun events!
Big Bay Whale Festival, January 26
The 5th Annual San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival is a family community event designed to spark the interest and imagination of any child in marine life. Kids will be able to walk-through a gray whale, see live sea creatures, face paint, color art murals and run through an obstacle course, train and bounce house. Live music will play on the “Whale of a stage” all day long featuring “James Gibson Band,” newcomers “Moon Dog” from Phoenix, AZ and Velvet Café from CA. Meet “Captain San Diego” and dance to “Flamenco with Roots” a youth dance group who performed last year. The festival is completely free! Families can also save $5 on harbor tours on this day.
San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, January 24-27
The San Diego Boat Show is back by popular demand at the Sunroad Resort Marina in its 23rd year. This year there will be more floating docks to moor several larger vessels. Attendees can enjoy free boat rides, food, music, beer and spirits in the San Diego Bay. Over 100 new and pre-cruised sailboats and motor yachts will be on display in the water. Dozens of marine vendors will be in attendance to talk about the latest in nautical products and services. Enjoy food and drink sponsored by local restaurants. Kids can participate in special boating events and rides. There will also be a seminar at noon on Saturday and Sunday that will discuss the Hull Point Conversion Project Admission to the Boat Show is $12 for adults and free for accompanying children 12 and under. Military, EMTs, police and fire personnel are free on Thursday, January 24 with ID. Parking is $10 and located at the corner of Harbor Drive and Harbor Island Drive, with shuttle service included.